Case Study
Majed Abdulrhman Alhumaid
Mazen Saleh Aldharab
Hisham Saleh Alnassr
Almarai co ltd
The largest dairy foods company in the Middle East.
It has a high profile and is one of the leading brand names in the Arabian sub-continent, supplying consumers with milk, laban, yoghurt, juice, butter, cheese, cream and dairy desserts.
Almarai began operations in Saudi Arabia in 1976 and continue grown until this moment .
The company’s headquarters are based in Riyadh, the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Almarai company extends throughout the Arabian Peninsula, leading and influencing the Agricultural, Dairy Processing and Food Distribution Industries.
Almarai introduce More than 700 sort
The Begin Of The ERP System
They start thinking of ERP since 1997.
Baan is the first movement to ERP life.
Baan is a small solution to do accounting.
Day after day , they find Baan is less than what they expect.
NO development.
NO new modules.
Almarai is grown up faster than Baan.

The Old System
Baan based in Related Excel Files.
One of the Excel files is more than 300 MB !
Baan was Cost 2 million Rayals in 1997.
Every one has a complete access to Excel Files !
Open file take more than 7 min !
Time to Change!
In 2001 , they Start to thinking , to move to a new Solution for ERP system.
IT department
Two Choices of the new ERP system:
How They chose
Make a document that contains all the system requirements offered by the old solution ( RFP ) .
Oracle and SAP make a demo for the new system.
Oracle and SAP make a presentation for the features of their solutions.
How easy move from old system to the new one.
And the choice was going to ????
New System
Not a lot of modifications for the system.
SAP was directly involved in implementing the system , not by an approved vendor.
The IT manager is a big fan of SAP solution.
It costs a 26 million Rayals.
Using step by step ( Block approach ) to implement the system.
ERP modules.
The most challenges was :
Transfer old data to the new System.

And they solve it by :
Convince the employees by Comparing between the old system and the new one and show the new features.
Simulate the Excel interfaces and the SAP system .
Future Additions
Special Thanks To
Khalid Al-Dawood IT service Manager
Fernando S. Sagayarajan Manager -Infrastructure & Technical

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